Actor Headshots, Modeling,
Maternity, Lifestyle, Editorial, Commercial, Weddings
New Orleans, Metairie
Call: 504-897-2333

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We specialize in Actor's Headshots, Modeling Portfolios, Corporate Headshots,
Weddings, Personal Portraits, Maternity and Lifestyle Photography ©1993 - 2015

We are conveniently located near St. Charles and Napoleon Avenues in historic, Uptown New Orleans
Serving all of metro New Orleans including Metairie, Kenner, and beyond.
We are available Monday - Sunday by Appointment Only


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Most photographers who visit New Orleans absolutely love all the things it has to offer in terms of creating beautiful, high energy photographs. It doesn't matter if you're into architecture or people, lifestyle photography or editorial photography, if you are a professional photographer, a semi-professional photographer or a tourist; the scenery in New Orleans is unique in every way. I guess you could easily say that New Orleans is definitely a "photographer friendly" city.

It comes as no surprise that New Orleans is a wonderful place for photographers. It's a very special and magical city enjoyed by all who visit, live here or work as a photographer. As one of the most historic cities in the United States, New Orleans has a fabulous collection of photography-friendly and exceptional locations to do your photo shoot, including the French Quarter and the Uptown area. For photographers who like to shoot in B&W, the French Quarter is the place to be. If you prefer a lush, colorful, tropical environment, we can do your photo shoot in Audubon Park uptown. It’s truly a photographer’s paradise. This is why so many commercial photographers including lifestyle and editorial photographers love New Orleans so much. In fact, these two locations alone will add unique elements to anyone's photography portfolio...including photographs of outdoor wedding ceremonies, actors headshots and modeling photography. Even clients who live in the surrounding areas of Metairie, Kenner, Covington, Mandeville, LaPlace and even in Baton Rouge like to come to the city to take advantage of the scenery in the New Orleans French Quarter and Uptown. Take a look at our various photo galleries and enjoy getting to know your photographer, Wayne Ferrara and his work! Click here to read a short photographer’s bio of Wayne Ferrara as well as other helpful information about photo sessions and selecting a photographer especially suited to meet your needs and expectations.

If you prefer to have your headshot or modeling photography work done in our Uptown New Orleans studio, we're minutes away from Tulane University and Audubon Park. You’ll find us at 4437 Danneel Street near Napoleon and St. Charles Avenues in the historic Faubourg Bouligny area. Our photography work utilizes only professional photographer’s studio strobe lighting plus a variety of seamless paper or canvas backdrops that can perfectly compliment your portrait or portfolio. Whether you choose to have your photography done on location or in our studio, we specialize in creating beautiful, high quality photography at competitive prices! Best of all, our prints are meticulously processed by the photographer himself and printed using only premium, archival quality photographic materials. We use the best photo paper and materials because when it comes to preserving your memories, we know that our clients expect the best photography available.


Our professional photographer services include actor headshots, engagement photography, wedding photography, commercial and editorial photography. Need a food photographer? New Orleans of course, has always had a reputation for fine foods and unique cuisine; naturally, we provide professional food photography as well. For packaged foods or for restaurants, the photographer can shoot your food products on site or menu items and drink specialties in the ambience of your restaurant either before or after hours; late nights are fine with us!

For mother's who are committed to documenting the upcoming birth of a child, we offer the most contemporary, fine art maternity photography in New Orleans. Expectant Moms can treat themselves to a full three hour maternity photo session, which includes a generous print package to preserve the glow of motherhood for generations to come. We also offer a special maternity and newborn package. You can also choose between a traditional pocket album or coffee table book. Our objective as photographers, is to be the best and most affordable resource for all of your photography needs in New Orleans and the entire metro area including Metairie, Kenner and beyond; whether it's personal or business related. We're proud of our work; that's why when it comes to the quality of our photography, we guarantee professional imaging results.

In addition, we go beyond the basic role of photographer in an effort to help our clients with the most important aspects of their intended goals. While every photo shoot is different, our website offers valuable information, tips and hints on how to look good for the camera including what to wear and how to pose. Not sure about finding the right photographer for the style of photography you need? We even offer tips on choosing a photographer. Just scroll down past our photographer's biography; it's something you may definitely want to read about. Why? With the advent of digital photography, it seems like almost everyone has some kind of camera and many of them think they're professional photographers. We offer details on what to look for when choosing a professional photographer as well as details you may want to be cautious of. But that's not the only helpful information we offer. Actors who are in need of a professional headshot but are not sure of the correct process, or what a professional photographer recommends when getting an actor's headshot, can find a wealth of industry related information right here on our photography website, focusing on the subject of acting and the importance of having a great, high quality headshot to use for auditions. Still in doubt? Just ask; we've been working with the film industry since 1993 and happy to help you.

Being a model is a very demanding career choice. A model's portfolio has to have magazine quality photos before even being considered by an agency much less a potential advertising client for a fashion photography shoot. Models can also benefit from our informational pages regarding wardrobe, makeup, what to expect at your photo session and more. Models who are looking for a particular style of photographer will be happy to know that in our studio, we are able to create or even replicate just about any style of lighting you have in mind...just provide us with a sample magazine ad of the general style of lighting you prefer for your studio modeling photography session and we will do our best to replicate that look for YOU. We will even tailor the lighting to suit your wardrobe, hair color and skin tone. Planning on doing a lifestyle or editorial type photo shoot on location? Many of the same recommendations apply and we can help you accomplish your goals if you're in doubt.


In addition to being your photographer, we are also Photoshop imaging professionals with over twelve years of applied experience using Photoshop and other professional imaging software. We can also provide basic graphic design work for a very reasonable fee if your project requires it. So if you need simple retouching work, photo restoration or graphic design and special FX, we've got you covered. Not all photographers offer this kind of service. In fact, no matter what your photographic or imaging related needs are, call us today; we guarantee the kind of results you should expect from a professional photographer. IF you don't see the answers to your photography questions somewhere on our website, please don't hesitate to ask us. As professional photographers, we are always happy to help you succeed with your goals. Your session can be done in the photographer's studio or on location, B&W or color. If you need commercial photography services, whether it’s product photography, lifestyle, editorial, fashion photography for catalog or web commerce contact us today at 504-897-2333. We service all of metro New Orleans including Metairie, Kenner and beyond. We look forward to working with you.

Thanks for visiting our website; we hope to serve you soon!
Wayne Ferrara and Elaine de Araujo Ferrara

Wayne Ferrara

Wedding Photography | Actor's Headshots | Corporate Headshots | Modeling Photographer | Engagement | Maternity Photography | Newborn & Family

Commercial Editorial Photography | Graduates | Regular Session Rates | Wedding Rates

We accept cash or check. Credit Card Payments are only available through our online payment page in advance of your session. In a rush? One day turnaround jobs are cash only.

Our images and prints are processed locally by Wayne Ferrara using professional digital equipment and materials for all
of our imaging work, providing you with archival quality results.

For more information about our photography services, please call Wayne Ferrara at 504-897-2333.

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We are Gay and Lesbian friendly wedding photographers; LGBT friendly photographer. Our rates are very competitive, providing beautiful photography that will last a lifetime. We are not responsible for typographical errors.

Actor's headshot photography is our specialty; CLICK HERE for more sample images of our work.



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